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Hybrid Phlox
Phlox 'Minnie Pearl'

Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Cultivar: Minnie Pearl




12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer




Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cabot, Arkansas

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Pittsford, New York

Raleigh, North Carolina

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 2, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A very beautiful white upright phlox. This is short (not over 18", and in my garden not much over 12") and self-supporting. Blooms very early and long, after 'Morris Berd' but long before any of the garden phlox (starting in June here, Boston z6a). It is reputed to be highly mildew resistant, and it has never shown any trace of mildew here.

Highly adaptable about soil type or pH.

Propagate by division in early spring, or by rooting stem cuttings.

Minnie Pearl was discovered growing along the roadside in Kemper, Mississippi by plantswoman Karen Partlow. It is widely believed to be a naturally occurring hybrid of P. maculata x P. glaberrima. Charles Oliver believes this is pure Phlox carolina and not a hybrid. ... read more


On Jun 4, 2013, scbuttercup from (Judy) Simpsonville, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

Plants was from reputable nursery, bluestone perennials, but it is much taller than its name suggests. Not sure if It was mislabeled or just likes my yard, but it's close to 4 feet. Nice bushy habit, thrives with little care. Grat plant!